Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 4 hours ago

Morse (finger/back) was activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Morse has been sidelined since late May with a sprained right ring finger, and briefly missed time during his rehab assignment after tweaking his back. It appears everything is now good on the health front for Morse, but he may have to settle for a timeshare at first base with Justin Bour upon his return to the Marlins. Prior to landing on the DL, Morse was hitting only .211 with two homers in 128 at-bats.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 17 hours ago

Morse (finger/back) will be reinstated from the disabled list Sunday.

Morse just finished up a stint on the 15-day DL with a sprained right ring finger but he also tweaked his back while playing with Triple-A New Orleans earlier in the week. Apparently both of his issues have been resolved since pitcher Jarred Cosart will be head back to New Orleans in a related roster move.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 5 days ago

Morse (finger) tweaked a muscle in his back while rehabbing with Triple-A New Orleans, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.

Morse returned to Miami on Monday or Tuesday, after going 9-for-34 (.265 BA), albeit with 16 strikeouts, through the first 10 games of his rehab assignment. Justin Bour and Jeff Baker will continue to platoon at first base in Morse's absence, but neither has been effective of late. It's thus possible Morse will eventually return to a significant role, despite his season-long struggles. His back is now more of an issue than his finger.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 2 weeks ago

Morse (finger) is batting 5-for-17 with a double and home run over five games during his rehab stint with Double-A Jacksonville.

Morse it set to move on to Triple-A New Orleans, where he'll likely remain for a couple more days before possibly rejoining the Marlins over the weekend. Prior to landing on the DL, Morse had been phased out of the lineup in favor of Justin Bour, but with Bour's bat cooling off of late, Morse may have a chance at getting back in the picture for regular at-bats at first base upon his activation.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 3 weeks ago

Morse (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Doubler-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, the Miami Herald confirms.

Morse took batting practice over the weekend and is now ready to return to game action. It's unclear just how many at-bats Morse will need before activation, but given his struggles, it would not be surprising for the team to have him linger in the minors for a week or two to sort things out. At the major league level, Replacement Justin Bour has slumped of late, so Morse should have an opportunity to reclaim his starting job once he proves himself fully healthy.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 3 weeks ago

Morse (finger) took batting practice Saturday and could begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, the Miami Herald reports.

Morse just resumed swinging a bat last week, and he already seems to be making good progress. Once he rejoins the Marlins he'll likely replace Jeff Baker as Justin Bour's platoon-mate. If Bour struggles or suffers an injury, Morse might get the chance to step back into an everyday role.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 3 weeks ago

Morse (finger) has begun swinging a bat as he rehabs from a right finger sprain but there remains no timetable for his return, the Miami Herald reports.

Morse, whose DL stint was made retroactive to May 24, seems to making some slow progress back to the field. Morse was losing playing time to Justin Bour prior to being disabled thanks to a miserable .210/.268/.89 slash through 37 games with just two home runs, and will likely be facing a platoon situation upon his return.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 1 month ago

Morse was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ring finger Tuesday, retroactive to May 24, Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Suffering through an ugly season at the plate, Morse has not started a game since Wednesday, although he did make pinch-hit appearances Friday and Saturday. His recent reduction in playing time may be related to the injury, but it's also possible Morse was just benched for poor performance. With Justin Bour sporting a .960 OPS through 52 at-bats this season, Morse may be limited to a bench role once he's healthy.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 1 month ago

Morse is out of the lineup again Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Make it five in a row on the bench for Morse, who has seen his role reduced dramatically under new manager Dan Jennings. The 33-year-old Morse is batting .211/.268/.289 in 138 plate appearances, whereas Justin Bour is 18-for-48 (.375 average) with three doubles, two homers, five RBI and a 5:8 BB:K.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 1 month ago

Morse remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Morse is sitting for the fourth straight game as new manager Dan Jennings continues to stick with Justin Bour in the middle of the lineup. Considering that Morse was inked to a two-year, $16 million this offseason, it seems unlikely that the Marlins will completely scrap More as an everyday player, but it may require a Bour slump before Morse gets his next chance to see regular at-bats.